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Jones Lang LaSalle to Lease Renamed 601 Lexington Avenue

Major lobby renovation creates separate entrances for office tenants, retail segment

NEW YORK, June 16, 2009 — Jones Lang LaSalle announced that Boston Properties has renamed 153 East 53rd Street, formerly known as Citigroup Center, as 601 Lexington Avenue. The building owner recently completed a major lobby renovation at the 1.6 million-square-foot Class A office building.
The Jones Lang LaSalle team that exclusively represents Boston Properties in leasing office space at 601 Lexington Avenue is led by Frank Doyle, international director, and includes Cynthia Wasserberger, managing director, and David Kleiner, senior vice president, all with Jones Lang LaSalle’s New York office. The team works closely with Boston Properties senior vice president of leasing Andrew Levin.
“This is one Midtown’s premier office towers, boasting a roster of high-end tenants that prefer the property’s central location, architectural ambiance, efficient floor plates, outstanding views and first-class ownership,” said Doyle. “Boston Properties significantly reworked the lobby at 601 Lexington Avenue to make it more convenient for its prominent tenant roster and for visitors.”
The 59-story property, located on Lexington Avenue between East 53rd and East 54th streets, currently has approximately 45,000 square feet of direct space available.
Neighboring tenants at 601 Lexington Avenue include Citibank, Kirkland & Ellis, Citadel Investment Group, Jones Lang LaSalle, Merrill Lynch, Apax Partners, Fish & Richardson, Howrey, Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC and Siemans Corp.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2008 global revenue of $2.7 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.4 billion square feet worldwide.  In the New York area, Jones Lang LaSalle provides leasing and management services for nearly 45 million square feet of commercial real estate. For further information, please visit our Web site,
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